Competition is heating up among large grocery chains, which is further exacerbat
Competition is heating up among large grocery chains, which is further exacerbated by the increasing availability of a variety of food items in drug and convenience stores. Hannaford Bros. Co., Shaw's Supermarkets, Wal-Mart supercenters, and a soon-to-be-built Stop & Shop are competing for the southern Maine grocery dollar. Shaw's is planning a smaller "community store" in Wiscasset. Stop & Shop is entering the Maine market and will probably aggressively compete with lower prices. Hannaford has focused on perishables, which Wal-Mart doesn't do. With a list of the top 10 U.S. food retailers by sales for 1982, 1992, and 2002.
Grocery trade, Supermarkets
Cavallaro, Michaela, "Competition is heating up among large grocery chains, which is further exacerbat" (2004). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2452.